This is where authenticity and legends run together, with history being the root. When it comes to choosing a rifle, the choice can be difficult, but there is one company based out of Finland that is well-known for producing quality craftsmanship and durability. That company is Sako Limited. They have a savvy proficiency, and the ingenious thinking company attracted great interest from Beretta Holdings; the world’s oldest continuously operating gun manufacturer. This Italian-based firearms house carries the Beretta-family slogan: “500 years. One passion.”
In 2000, Sako became a proud part of Beretta Holdings Group, providing a much better reach across the globe. Since then, Sako continues to produce one of the most intelligent accuracies. Always improving their functionality, Sako designed the Tikka T3 as a convenient luxury, and a unique addition to their gun selections.
The Tikka T3 Superlite 7mm Rem Mag is just that, super light. With a total weight of only 5.8 pounds, the 7mm gives you the knock down power without the excess weight; ideal for hunts where reduced weight is a priority.
This model is sold exclusively at Sportsman’s Warehouse, and comes in a black synthetic stock and fluted barrel. The fluted barrel is cold-hammer forged, and is free-floating with a stainless steel barrel and stainless steel action. All of the metal parts are made of Sako’s high-grade stainless steel, providing durability and protection against corrosion and rust. Shooters who are looking for a durable gun will be impressed with the overall craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Tikka T3 Superlite has a detachable synthetic magazine for quick and easy removal with just the press of a button. This will help to safely unload your gun instead of having to individually eject each round. Additional magazines are also available for purchase and are extremely lightweight as well. The fiberglass stock is reinforced with copolymer to give this gun a solid foundation that’s ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
The Tikka name is known for their reliability and accuracy. I took the Tikka T3 Superlite to the range and put it to test to see what all the hype was about. After shooting five rounds, I maintained an impressive grouping. Set up at 100 yards, I had no problem grouping five shots at 1 MOA, exceeding the factory standards that guarantees a three shot 1 MOA out of the box. I was impressed with the trigger and its adjustability from 2-4 pounds. The bolt action is extremely smooth, making reloading quick and simple. The adjustable trigger provides added stability due to its responsiveness and helps reduce excess movement while squeezing it.
The Tikka T3 7mm Rem. Mag. offers unmatched accuracy with a solid foundation and impressive ballistics without the excess weight. The precision accuracy combined with ample knock down power for big game is sure to make this gun a favorite for hunters and shooters.
It’s important to have reliable equipment you can trust. Hunting can be one of the most exhilarating experiences one will ever encounter. It’s those memorable thrills that keep us all coming back, in hopes for that one adrenaline racing moment, where time seems to stand still while waiting for the perfect shot. It’s these moments when one shot is all you have, and that’s why the T3 Superlite is an obvious rifle of choice for precision accuracy.
In addition to the 7MM Rem. Mag, the Tikka T3 Superlite has been offered in .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .308 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, and .300 Winchester Magnum. For 2015, the Tikka T3 Superlite is available in two new calibers; 7MM-08 Remington and .243 Winchester. Also, Superlites with stainless steel fluted barrels and actions and black synthetic stocks are available as a Sportsman’s Warehouse exclusive.
And now, there is extra incentive to getting a Tikka T3 Superlite. Any Tikka rifle purchased between August 1st and October 31st, including the Exclusive Tikka T3 Superlite rifle in our review will qualify for $150 in Free Beretta Gear. Just purchase your rifle, visit the Tika website at www.Tikka.fi/promo and register your purchase to receive a redemption code that can be used to purchase Beretta gear online at www.berettausa.com. Beretta Bucks obtained this way can be redeemed until April 30, 2016.
Shooters who are looking for a durable, luxurious rifle, will be impressed with the overall craftsmanship and detail of the Tikka T3 Superlite 7mm Rem Mag. Stop by your local Sportsman’s Warehouse to see this exclusive gun for yourself!